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MDOT lifts more spring weight restrictions in Upper Peninsula

LANSING — Tthe Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has lifted seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on US-2 to US-41 in Rapid River, then north on US-41 to the M-28 intersection in Harvey.

Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north and west of this line.

In the restricted areas, the following will apply:

– On routes designated as “all-season” (designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.

– On routes designated as “seasonal” (designated in solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a posted weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid (concrete) pavements and 35 percent for flexible (asphalt) pavements.

– All extended permits will be valid for oversize loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length on the restricted routes.

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